https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/barrel-of-8.jpg 1113 800 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2019-08-01 01:07:372019-08-01 01:07:37A Hail Mary And A Barrel Full Of Barrel Backs.
A Hail Mary And A Barrel Full Of Barrel Backs.
Yesterday I had a quick chance to hail mary up to Katzs Marina to drop off Buttercup so she can be returned to the original owners daughter. I love getting boats back to their families. Its the right place for any boat. Sometimes boats are better off in other families, but in this case. PERFECT.
I have a meeting this morning in NJ so it worked out, other than an empty trailer I have to haul around
But while at Katzs I did have a few minutes to grab photos of a unique situation. 4 Barrel backs in one shop. 4 of them are rare Orange Seam ones as well. Geeeeya! Love me an orange seamed Barrel with pig skin.
man oh man these are perfect. KBL’s all sitting around.. AHHHHHHHH!
I am glad that Butter Cup has made it back to her family, but it does not seem like you ever got to use her the way you intended.
Maybe you can find a nice Cavalier in a barn somewhere?
You can’t leave that trailer empty like that. I sure there is a boat somewhere in or near NJ you can put on there for the ride home.
Those are beautiful boats. I have never seen a banjo steering wheel in that flake material and color. Is that original to the boat?
Yes, marbleized wheel. Stock
BTW, Indiana Jones thanks you for not having any more cobra stories!
Matt, keep coming north to Clayton. You yourself said bring an empty trailer and get a good deal on a boat at the auction. Sounds like a good idea to me (that is what I am doing😀)
Nice report. However, I believe by the time cc used orange deck seams on the “barrelback”, (1940) they had switched to banjo steering wheels with only 4 spokes. the 5 spoke version was used earlier on.
Some very early 1940 models had the 5 spoke (wire) wheels. Likely carryover inventory.
Matt, you have done the right thing. With an empty trailer, being in N J where there are a few barns left. There is something waiting for you that you don’t know about yet. Could be a barrel back? Its fate.
Take a deep breath and get back on the horse! Cobra, please.
Oh get over it on the Cobra, post what you want I won’t say a word. OOOHHH the drama 🙂
Do NOT be drawn in..,
You are NO longer the ‘young guy’,
Matt has sown that up!
His ‘follower’s own that now!
Ecstatic to read the Cavalier is being reunited with former family
What, no pictures of any knots? What happened?
I guess Katz learned their lesson from last time you was up there.
Or you did!
You ‘Young guy’s are changing things…, !